“Fighting for the Right to Choose.” That’s the subject line of the email from our congresswoman, Nita Lowey, to her constituents about a bill she introduced into the House on Jan. 24.
Well, that puts it right out there, and we’re grateful to Ms. Lowey for being so upfront about what her latest bill is about, because you’d never know it from the language of the legislation itself.
Take a look at Lowy’s H.R. 671, the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act.
It talks about “the promotion of democracy [as] a principal goal of United States foreign policy,” “disrespect for the laws of sovereign nations,” and”the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
But actually, what it’s all about is funding abortions abroad with our tax dollars.
H.R. 671 seeks to permanently repeal Pres. Trump’s executive order banning foreign aid to International Planned Parenthood and other international organizations that would use it to kill babies.
After eight years of subsidizing abortion overseas under Pres. Obama, we have to be grateful that Trump put an end to it last month.
In the state of New York there were 29.5 abortions per 1,000 women.
The national average is 14.6 per 1,000 women.
These numbers (for 2014) are from the Guttmacher Institute, a supporter of abortion rights. Nevertheless, even they are saying the abortion rate in our state is double the national average, and yet there are proabortion forces in Albany looking to give us even more abortion.
Prolifers at the White Plains Defund Planned Parenthood rally on Rt. 119.
In Spring Valley and White Plains yesterday prolifers gathered at Planned Parenthood offices to be part of the nationwide “Defund Planned Parenthood” rally. There were 200 such rallies in cities and towns across America.
On Perlman Drive in Spring Valley
In Rockland 22 people came to the prayer site on Perlman Drive to pray for the closure of PP in the Pascack Plaza mall and elsewhere. Fifty-two attended the rally in White Plains.
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America receives $353.5 million from taxpayers. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in America. According to the #ProtestPP Coalition, this is more than 300,000 abortions a year, 30% of the total.
GET involved with #ProtestPP at the link above for updates on the congressional defunding effort and urgent calls to action.
The 2017 “State of Abortion in the United States” has just been published and you can find it at the top of the right column of our website. It will always be there. Just click on it when you need statistics or analysis to back up your arguments in a letter to your legislator — or just browse through for some fascinating facts like who the wealthiest supporters of abortion in America are or how public opinion polling about abortion works.
This fourth annual report contains some really good news: There were 12.5% fewer abortions in 2014 than there were just three years earlier, when there were 1,058,490. The most recent figure of 926,190 represents a drop of 42.4% from the all-time peak of 1,608,600 in 1990.
The push to expand abortion in New York state by having it declared a “fundamental right” has been going on for years in the NYS Legislature. During each session, the so-called Reproductive Health Act is introduced, passes the Democratic-controlled Assembly, and ultimately — and fortunately — dies in the Republican-controlled Senate.
This year Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a new tactic. At a rally of some 1,600 pro-abortion advocates at the Empire State Convention Center on Jan. 30, he said he will offer an amendment to put access to abortion-on-demand directly in the New York State Constitution.
It’s not easy to amend the Constitution. To be a successful an amendment must pass in two consecutive terms of the NY legislature and then be approved by the voters.
The move is prompted by fear that new Supreme Court judges appointed by Pres. Donald Trump might reverse Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
A video of the March for Life Rally and transcripts of all the speeches are available here.
By Guest Blogger Peter Patridge
The 44th annual March for Life, commemorating the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, provided a stark contrast to the “Women’s March” the week before. Continue reading